About The Daily Buzz
The popular entertainment and news magazine program The Daily Buzz relaunched nationally on June 18 after a two-year hiatus. This fast-paced, one-hour program returned in its original format featuring celebrity interviews and profiles, gossip, and news-you-can-use that integrates paid publicity content covering a wide variety of verticals including consumer, fashion, finance, health, hospitality, sports, travel and many others.
Original anchors Lance Smith and Kia Malone returned to co-host the show with regular appearances by entertainment reporter Scott Carty in Los Angeles and Josh McBride in New York City. The Daily Buzz initially returns as a weekly program airing nationwide, in addition to appearing on multiple digital channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Meet the Cast
Kia Malone: Co-Host
An energetic, smart, and witty television host. That’s how most fans describe Kia Malone. Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Kia headed west, just a few hours, to obtain her BA in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Oklahoma. Kia started her career in radio and quickly moved to TV working at the CBS & ABC affiliates. Her ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ personality landed her a spot as host on the nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz. Through her philantrophic work, she discovered her love for ballroom dance. Kia’s favorite candy bar is the KitKat, so if you happen to see Kia around town, be sure to “break her off a piece of your KitKat bar!”
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Lance Smith: Co-Host
Lance does it all in the entertainment industry. In addition to being an actor, an acting coach and children’s book author, Lance was the face of CMT for a decade hosting numerous weekly shows and specials before taking on co-host duties for The Daily Buzz from 2012-2014. This avid Tennessee Titans fan can be found at most home games broadcasting highlights on the jumbotron.
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Scott Carty: West Coast Entertainment Reporter
Scott is an Entertainment and Lifestyle Multimedia Host, covering movies, music, travel and tasting. (And, yes, he made up his own title.) He contributes to KOMO TV, the ABC affiliate in Seattle and appears on Cinephiled.com where he takes viewers behind the scenes on movie sets and covers the junket scene. He also proudly supports Seattle Children’s Hospital, volunteers with Forefront to promote suicide prevention and he Emcees several other charitable events for worthy causes.
Scott has sipped cocktails with Charlize Theron, Morgan Freeman and Sam Elliott during interviews; he has laughed with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler; he even became a Spice Boy in a viral hit directed by Mark Wahlberg in London. Scott’s has also talked with Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Aniston, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Lawrence, Octavia Spencer, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Kevin Costner and Steven Spielberg. You know, just to name drop a few!
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Josh McBride: East Coast Entertainment Reporter
Josh is a contributor to The Wendy Williams Show, TODAY SHOW, HLN, former NY Correspondent on OK! TV, and host for “Style Confidential.” He was also an on-air jockey for 92.9HD2. He has contributed segments to NBC New York Live, Good Day NY-FOX 5, PIX11 NY, KCAL/KCBS Los Angeles, Windy City Live. He began his broadcasting career as an intern for Entertainment Tonight.
Josh is a huge coffee fanatic. Josh enjoys a hard-core workout at the gym, although he may not seem to appear as buff as he says he is! Born in Boston, Josh has always loved being in front of an audience.
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Howard Henley: West Coast Correspondent
Take a dash of Wayne Brady, an ounce of Kevin Frazier a pinch of Byron Allen and a little bit of pepper to taste and you get Howard Henley. Howard is a host and comedic actor originally from Phoenix Arizona. Howard made the move to Hollywood after graduating from Arizona State with a degree in Broadcasting and Film.
While in college Howard had the amazing opportunity to intern at MTV in New York. During his time at the network, he learned the business of entertainment and valuable hosting skills from On-Air personalities such as Sway, Kim Stolz and Maria Sansone. The network saw Howard’s hosting potential and allowed him to guest host an episode of “The Dean’s List” for MTVU.
Upon moving to Hollywood Howard booked many national commercial campaigns for clients such as Kitchenaid, Verizon Wireless, Miller Lite, McDonald’s, Nissan, Google and Ally Insurance.
Howard is a huge fan of comedy. Some Of his television and hosting credits include MTV’s “Awkward”, Reality Check for BiteSize TV, Idol Confessions and Truth Or Dare airing on select CW affiliates.
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Summer Jackson: East Coast Correspondent
Summer Jackson is an On-Air Correspondent and Producer for “The Daily Buzz,” a national lifestyle and entertainment show, which airs on Pop-TV, youtoo, Soul of The South, Hulu and Roku. Summer is an energetic and outgoing “Entertainment and Lifestyle Journalist” with a wide range of television experience in front of the camera as a reporter and host, and behind-the-scenes, as a producer.
Her career has taken her all over the country to work in top television markets, at major network affiliates: (ABC) Atlanta, (WCIU/CLTV) Chicago, (FOX) New Orleans and (ABC) Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and (NBC) Danville, Illinois. From interviewing some of the biggest names in pop culture to hosting and producing her own television segments about lifestyles, fashion and entertainment to covering big news stories, like Hurricane Katrina, Summer is passionate about telling people’s stories. In addition to her broadcasting career, Summer has used her creativity and artistic talent to illustrate the Children’s Book, “Two Red Shoes.” She is the winner of a modeling competition with famed Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker and she has landed various television acting roles.
Summer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s Degree, in Mass Communications and Media Studies, from Howard University in Washington, DC. Summer believes in using all of her gifts and living life to the fullest!
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